terrible 2

Jennifer - posted on 06/22/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my child started her terrible 2 when she was 14-15months old and now she is 22 motnhs old n its gettting ot a point were i yelling at my 2yr old just for her attention fo r her to stop the naughty things she is doing i feel such a bad parent yelling at a 2 yr old but its been workign as smacking makes her laugh at me n its making me loose my tempter even more..she is defying me big time n i crnt catch her as iam 22 weeks preggos with our second child atm.. for another 2 weeks i will be workign and then workign from home whats a way to punish her n calm her down when she is having a tamtrum iam at witts end its really that bad my own mum crnt even handle her n thats says alot concidering she had 3 girls

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Jennifer - posted on 06/22/2010

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wow thanks guys i already do all of that n i ask her what she wnats n yeah i dnt get much of an answer iam trying to get her to talk more n everytime i ask whats wrong she says yeah yeah n iam like yeah what....shell ask food more more refgarding food n then refuse it if i go back to what iam doingiam affaird me askign whats hse wants n trying to guess is stopping her form talking n its starting to frustrait me alot,t only thing i havnt odne is lock her in her room as now she can reach doors n open them grrrr n ive done it once n she got that distressed wheni closed the door she threw up so iam affaird of it.but i gather shell be better oncce iam not taking her to work n being aboe to stay home n be in her enviroment thanks heaps guys n ill try some of ur suggetsions more often she has been sick withthe flu aswell as theething 6 teeth so ive had a handfull n was just wonderign what else can i do

Jane - posted on 06/22/2010

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when a child is having a tantrum, it's b/c they are reeling out of control (tired, hungry, sad, excited and can't communicate it), they need to be reigned in with compassion and consistency. she needs to know that you rule the roost. timeouts and taking away toys or books work best for my 3 yr old. we started that when she was 18 months old. they need to know that there are boundaries. they need them so they can function w/in them and be successful in life. punishment will tend to make them feel unsafe when they are most vulnerable and need you to guide them.

Becky - posted on 06/22/2010

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My daughter is 2 1/2 and I'm 32 weeks pregnant. My hormones are out of control, so I lose my temper faster. She is at the point where I can ask her if she wants/doesn't want something to get her to realize. She's crying for no reason and I'll ask her if she needs to go nigh-nigh. She says no, so I tell her to quit crying. When she's out of control (like when she hasn't had a nap), then sometimes I have to put her in her room and close the door until we both calm down.

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